A very nicely done molded and incised antique Chinese snuff bottle, late 19th century, depicting eight immortals cavorting about. Colorful; we'd probably say famille rose, with raised details and additional tool-work behind the bodies to raise the relief. These types of bottles come in all different types of grades. The better the quality, typically the earlier the work. This snuff bottle is more carefully done than the tourist bottles that emerged in the republic period. Compare our price to any other dealers of genuine Chinese antiques. Condition is excellent, with no chips, cracks or damages; some slight wear, please see all pictures. Bottle itself measures 2 3/4 inches tall or about 7 cm. Free USPS Priority shipping in the US.
An Antique Polychrome Porcelain Snuff Bottle Eight Immortals